Best ever GCSE grades for Vale schools

20 August 2015

The students collecting their GCSE results on 20 August 2015 have achieved the Vale of Glamorgan’s best ever grades.

24.7% of students sitting WJEC GCSE examinations achieved the highest grades of A or A*, up from 23.9% last year. The proportion achieving A*-C grades increased to 73.4% up from 70.9%. In total 99% of all pupils sitting this year’s WJEC examinations achieved A*-E grades.
The results from all examination boards also show more Vale students achieving 5 A* to C grades, including English/Welsh and maths, than ever before. 64.3% of students were awarded these grades up from last year’s record breaking result of 62.2% last year.
Three Vale schools secured their best ever results with more students than ever securing five A*-C grades, including English and maths.

At Llantwit Major Comprehensive School 79% of students reached these grades. An increase of 14% and up from 65%last year.

49% of students at Barry Comprehensive School were awarded A*-C grades compared with 37% last year.

While at Stanwell Comprehensive School in Penarth 87% of pupils obtained these grades. Up from 82% last year.
Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Schools, said “I would like to congratulate all the young people who have worked so hard to achieve these results. I know just how much hard work it takes from students and their teachers to get good grades at GCSE.

“After the Vale’s record-breaking GCSE results in 2014 I am delighted that we have built on that success to secure even better results this year.”